Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day. No, not for America. For myself. The last time I spoke to my father in any serious capacity was on July 4th, 2019. I have struggled with telling this story because it feels like “too much information” or TMI. Since that day, I’ve reflected a lot and … Read more

Undergraduate Students and the Scholarly Community

I am now the First-Year Experience Technician at Carleton University Library. Over the past year, I have researched theories and practices for teaching undergraduate students and more specifically first-year students about information literacy.  In my research, I uncovered an undergraduate journal article, Dining with Anna Karenina: Opening the Invitation to Burke’s … Read more

Blogging and Metacognition

If you haven’t read Seth Godin’s book Tribes: We need you to lead us do yourself a favour, go out and read it. It is a short read at only 84 pages but it remains one of the most influential 84 pages that I have ever read. That said, I am not … Read more

When two worlds collide: Games and qualitative research

I’m trying my best to separate my professional and personal life. Mostly, due to working from home during the pandemic. My office is also my dining room, which is also my living room. Due to this, the divide between these two aspects of my life has become increasingly blurred.  The last place I want to be thinking of working is while lying … Read more

I bit into the poison Apple

It seems that I’ve drunk the proverbial Kool-Aid or maybe a better analogy, I took a bite of the forbidden apple. In 2018, I made the life-altering switch from Android to Apple, a decision almost as controversial and polarizing as one’s political stance. Ok, this might be a bit dramatic … Read more